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force two in beijing china. vice president joe biden landed, days after the b 52 flew no disputed airspace over the south china sea, and questions about the disputed islands between japan and china. that's what the vice president is talking about in budget after leaving japan. we'll have more on that in a moment. >> we begin with this - the deadly train derailment. investigators say it was travelling at 82 miles per hour, three times the limit before the crashing, killing four, leaving dozens injured. with the speed we are learning something new about the man at the controls and what happened in the seconds before the disaster. lisa stark has more on that. >> they wouldn't say what condition rockefella may have been in. there's no indication of mechanical problems. the brakes, which was barrelling at 82 miles per hour into a 30 miles per hour curve, the brakes were working fine out all the stocks. here is m.t.s.b. board member earl wiener. >> there's no indications that the break systems were not functioning properly. rocker fella was on the second day of a nine hour shift. he sho
sitdown with msnbc. also this morning, as joe biden makes a swing across key country, we'll take a look at what's at stake for the u.s. with this asia visit. >>> and new details this morning on the deadly commuter train wreck in new york. investigators say the train was going three times as fast as it should have been on that sharp curve. good morning from washington. it's tuesday, december 3rd, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. we have a lot going on as we do every day in december. so let's start with my first reads of the morning. and it's on health care again. after the soft relaunch of the health care website over the weekend, the white house now feels that it's in good enough shape to do what they wanted to do two months ago. start a public campaign for the health care law over law. president obama will kick-start the e effort with an event at the white house this afternoon. of course this comes nine weeks after the first rollout which was marked by glitches and crashes as well as repeated promises from the administration that things would get better. >> nobody's m
diplomatic mission for joe biden steps that he's taking to calm japan and china. >> the country's foreign minister tells al jazeera why he says an agreement was reached with world leaders. and a record-setting day for retailers. what drove the internet surge in holiday sales on cyber monday. >> into welcome back. vice president joe biden is calling for calm on both sides of a territorial dispute between china and japan. he is in japan for meetings. the dispute is the main topic of discussion. china and japan claim a group of islands in the east china sea. tensions rose when china declared an air defend zone over the area. >> the talks on the nuclear program is done, but there is disagreement about why iran signed. the foreign minister said sanctions did not force iran to the bargaining table. the u.s. disagrees. rosalind jordan reports. >> handshakes, smiles, a deal. the international community celebrated an agreement to ensure iran's nuclear program stays peaceful. now the foreign minister says the country struck the deal because they wanted to. >> when sanctions started iran has less th
his wife will run for president. and adds that he would support joe biden as a 2016 presidential nominee if he got the nomination. he'll support any democratic nomination. >>> notre dame is suing over obama care birth control mandates. they're doing this again. the university filed a fresh lawsuit opposing insurance for student and employees saying it goes against the teachings of catholic church. the affordable care act does make exceptions for religious institutions. so this new lawsuit seeks an expanded exception for schools and universities as well. >>> the house has passed a ten-year extension of the 25-year-old ban on plastic guns that can pass metal detectors and x-ray machines. new york senator charles schumer calls the extension better than nothing, but not by much. he plans to pass a tougher bill on monday, the day the classic gun band is set to expire. >>> vice president joe biden meeting with the chinese prime minister xi jinping. the vice president spent yesterday in japan, calling on china to drop sovereigncy over the beijing sea. >>> the obama administration says i
of state john kerry and vice president joe biden meeting with allies and adversaries on issues from iran to afghanistan and china's territorial dispute with japan. before we get down to business in beijing today, the vice president surprised chinese citizens lined up for visas at the u.s. embassy. >>> white-out. a brutal winter storm blanketing the country. snow, ice, and a deep freeze. we'll have a live report from a very snowy denver, colorado. >>> and our favorite fictional anchorman has conquered broadcast news. now he's about to take on "sportscenter." >> you can have south beach, lebron. ronn burgundy is taking his talents to bristol. >>> and good day. i need ron burgundy it fill in for me today. i'm andrea mitchell, a little under the weather today in washington, where president obama is moving from offense to defense, trying to drive home the benefits of his health care plan despite its faulty rollout. it's a message he's going to be repeating every day between now and his anticipated holiday break. to the delight of nervous house democrats facing re-election next year. joining m
to the test today. joe biden visiting with chinese president xi jinping. david mckenzie is in beijing following biden's visit. >> reporter: michaela, it was a red carpet welcome for the u.s. vice president but definitely tensions are high in this region. he'll be meeting with xi jinping, china's president, trying to diffuse attention. they announce an air defense zone, the u.s. saying a unilateral move that could lead to a wider conflict between these two economic power houses. biden will have to walk a tight rope in pressuring the chinese to dial back some of the rhetoric but also can't push too far. it's unlikely they'll go away from this zone, which they announced around two weeks ago. michaela? >> david, important meetings to be sure. thank you. the white house is prepared to negotiate a limited nuclear enrichment program for iran as long as the country holds up to its end of an international deal to curtail it's nuclear capabilities under rigorous global monitoring. the white house cautioned the program applies only to the nation's peaceful energy needs. the statement comes days
time after joe biden's visit. some hope biden's visit will herald a new stage in japan's relationship with the u.s. especially since china's announcement of its air defense zone. >> translator: the united states took very firm action against china's reckless behavior. this incident could make our relationship even closer and might establish the kind of relationship that is fit for true allies. >> the timing could not have come at a more opportune time for tokyo. in the region's power balance. one ha that has existed since te end of world war ii. >> until recently, china didn't possess the capability to establish a status quo but recently its military has gained in power. the problems in the east and south china seas are such examples. >> the challenge for shinzo abe and joe biden, are how to handle the mixed signals. china was the main target of its new zone but japan's defense minister stated it is nearly a no fly zone nor territorial air space. so can joe biden discover the real reasons behind china's power play? only a gambling man would lay money on what china is thinking and no
by the u.s. vice president joe biden. he'd actually been in south korea and apparently there had been direct contact between the obama administration and pyongyang. as a result of that, the obama administration got a call saturday morning saying, without explanation, he was being released, and he suddenly appeared in beijing and got on a flight to the united states. this is what joe biden had to say. >> i offered him a ride home. but he got a direct flight to san francisco, his home. i don't blame him, i'd be on that flight too. >> also saying hereleased, got word on another u.s. citizen they were asking to be released. you know, that very public apology is often the way that they actually pave the way for citizens being released. not so in the case of kenneth bay. we will see what happens. good news today in san francisco for the newman family. >> good news indeed. we're glad he's home. did he actually say he wanted a cheeseburger and to see my wife? >> i think his wife came before the cheeseburger. that will be the most welcoming you can possibly get. kelly. >> all right, warming th
deal could endanger millions of dollars in aid and foreign investment. vice president joe biden is trying to calm the dispute between japan and china. and he told japanese leaders u.s. will stay in it and they are concerned about the china dispute. >> the prospect for miss calculation mistake is too high. >> reporter: china and japan claim islands in the sea and tensions rose when they declared an air defense zone over the area and biden will raise concerns over the risk of miss calculation with chinese leaders in a few days. and healthcare.gov is running smoothly the obama administration is back in sales mode and president obama will kickoff a campaign today to promote the affordable care act. the white house wants to point out the benefits of the reform law and they plan to focus on a specific benefit each day until the sign up deadline on december 23, that is when anyone who needs coverage on january 1st must be enrolled. the white house is offering money to ensurers so people who like their health plans can keep them. the obama administration says the payments would offset
discussionse north koreans about getting him free. helped by the fact that u.s. vice president joe biden was on the ground this weekend. apparently there had been direct contact and washington got a phone call early saturday morning saying we're letting him go, no explanation. for the family here and all his support, it was an immense relief. saying it's time for well deserbed rest. >> we will have more to say about his unusual and difficult journey. for now, we ask you to allow us time to be with him as a family. we also ask that you not forget another american, kenneth bae, who's still being held in the tprk and we hope he will be allowed to rejoin with his family soon. >> dprk being what north korea is also known as. kenneth bae who he's referring to there is the missionary was who sentenced to hard labor in 2010 on what appears to be, according to the koreans, offenses against the state. you're seeing his mother visiting him in hospital after he fell ill in the autumn of this year. no indication of what his condition is at the moment. but joe biden in south korea also calling for his
they will take -- take unspecified measured responses. the chinese and south koreans were both upset. joe biden has been in the region. what is your sense of the follow-up in the long-term? did they respond correctly to that? i think we need to be calm about this. i thing the conversations with the chinese are helpful. it is not a no-fly zone. we have zones like it that. stateslking the united as well. everyone wants to know who is coming and going. chinese know if the miscalculated. it has certainly gotten the attention of the rest of the world. way they miscalculated definitely strengthens a lot of other countries. they are concerned about china overreaching. right now i do not think that situation will be more than that. >> do you think this is a harbinger of future conflicts or tensions that may arise over territorial disputes in places that may be most americans are but areliar with sensitive issues with other countries in southeast asia? gethe u.s. going to increasingly drawn into these kind of disputes and have to take sides or is this a one-off? >> i do not know about increasingly. ago
's president discussed the plans with u.s. vice president joe biden during his visit last week. the u.s. state department has declared itself on the same page at seoul. china, which released pictures of recent military exercises on sunday, has had an expanded south korean zone has nothing to do with maritime jurisdiction adding it would stay in communication with seoul. south korea has long wants to x extend the air defense zone. china's actions last month gave them the chance to do that. it leaves them with three overlapping zones belonging to china, japan and south korea. the coming days could allow for talks on how to manage a complex state of affairs. they could set the stage for what nobody wants, an accidental conflict in increasingly contested skies. >>> a team of u.n. weapons inspectors arrive in iran today to tour a nuclear facility. it's the first time that a u.n. team is able to visit the site in more than two years. meanwhile, president obama has said that the pursuit of a long-standing deal with iran to monitor their nuclear weapons is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. he wa
with u.s. vice president joe biden. the u.s. state department declared itself on the same page as seoul. an extended zone will have nothing to do with maritime jurisdiction. >> south korea no longer wanted to extent the zone. one part of the east china sea has three overlapping zones. the coming days could allow for talks on how to managing a complex state of affairs and could set the stage for what no one wants, an accidental conflict in increasingly contested skies. >> this is the first time south korea adjusted the air defense zone since the u.s. set it up during the korean war in 1951. >> defense secretary chuck hagel is due to meet pakistan's prime minister. the first visit in nearly four years to pakistan. he'll meet the newly appointed army chief. >> a team of u.n. inspectors has arrived in iran, the first time they've had access to an iranian nuclear facilities in two years. they agreed to roll back their enrichment of uranium that could be used to build a bomb. president obama said the pursuit of a longstanding deal with iran is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. >> we have
's birthday. >> vice president joe biden has arrived in china by a visit overshadowed by territorial dispute. it's hours after he blamed beijing for increases tensions over a group of islands. he said he would raise the issue with china's leaders. >> coming with much friendlier visits between u.s. and china, the leg of this tour will be business like. relationships were already strained in ongoing disputes over remote islands in the seas, separating them. china's announcement of an air defense zone raised tensions to new levels. >> this is very delicate position. it has to strike a careful balance between reassuring and trying to restrain, you know, out of china, but trying to cooperate with china. >> biden is perhaps the best person in the current u.s. administration for doing business are china's xi jinping. even before she became president both sides nurtured the relationship between the two men. analysts question how much it will counselled, given the sensitivities of the disputes. >> xi jinping would like to take a tougher stand on foreign policy issues to shore up his popularity, and t
been beaten and arrested. >>> vice president joe biden was in beijing today meeting with china's new president amid a ratcheting up of tensions in the region that has seen not only the usual inflammatory words but even the deployment of u.s. warplanes. chief washington correspondent james rosen brings us that story. >> reporter: in five and a half hours of talks that u.s. officials said were marked by casual candor, the chinese president said their two countries must build a new model for relations in order to deal with a world that is not tranquil. >> regional hot spot issues keep popping up and there are more pronounced challenges such as climate change. >> reporter: among those hot spot issues is china's declaration last month that it controls the airspace over a huge swath of the east china sea. the u.s. promptly flew b-52 bombers in the zone, but regional allies taiwan, japan, south korea remain on edge as a territorial dispute has escalated sky high. white house officials said biden reaffirmed that the u.s. does not recognize the air defense zone. >> the new model of great powe
-east asia. >> south korea's president discussed the plans with vice president joe biden. the u.s. state department declared itself on the same page as seoul. china which released pictures of exercises said an ex-attended zoneway have nothing to do with maritime jurisdiction and would stay in consultation with seoul. >> south korea has wanted to extend its air zones. the coming days could allow for talks on how to manage a complex it could set the stage for what nobody wants, an accidental conflict. >> here to discuss south korea's latest move is brigadier mark kendall. general, thank you for being with us. >> sure. >> okay, what do you make of the move by south korea. why do you think they did it now? >> it was a smart move to make it clear and explicit where south korea believes their territorial rights extend into. that way they don't wake up having china declare an area that they suggest belongs to them, having korea requiring to respond. it clarifies the situation. although your headline says it increases tensions, it may decrease tensions because everyone's positions are clarified
don't photo what caused this crash. >> and haven't joe biden is in japan. he arrived in tokyo earlier today. his visit comes amid a growing dispute between japan and china over china's recent claim of a large swathe of air space in the region. anna coren has details on the dispute and the vice president's mission to asia. >> u.s. vice president joe biden arrives in japan as part of a week-long trip to asia, amid new tensions here in the asia-pacific region. as far as china's announcement of an air defense identification zone over disputed territory between china and japan. well, last week, the united states got involved flying unarmed b-52 bombers over the area along with several japanese surveillance planes. the chinese responded by scrambling fighter jets. vice president biden hopes to not only defuse tensions but also reaffirm america's commitment to the region. anna coren, cnn, tokyo. >> here's a look how biden's week is set to play out. tomorrow in japan, he'll meet with the prime minister there. then on wednesday the vice president heads to china where he is expected to discuss
. >> vice president joe biden has wrapped up a visit to china with no solution to a squabble over air security and spoke with chinese officials. tensions rose when china expanded the air defense zones to include the islands. both powers have a stake in preserving international security. >> china's recent announcement of the establishment of the air defense zone has caused significant apprehension management region. i was firm in my conversations with the president. >> a pact between the two powers is vital for the asian pacific. he's heading to see yes, the final stop on his far east trip. >> up to 5 billion cell phones are being tracked based on leaks from former n.s.a. contractors, and interviews with u.s. intelligence officials. >> the report said the n.s.a. can pin down the location of a cell phone and map out relationships from them. the spy agency say it does not target the whereabouts of phones in the u.s. the n.s.a. confirmed it gathers information about americans insidently. >> a scam was discovered by trust wave. militias viruses were sent to thousands of users. it tracked c
joe biden or in one wonders why. because there's only one thing that seems practical to do in reply. and we would support our ally and we would not tolerate any more of this arrogance and they tell me that china is a market-based economy and they are acting like a bunch of communists in the cold war. >> because they can get away with that. but i think they will have something really important. it's not just that our adversaries are pushing us around and taking advantage. it is our friends and allies as well. and it's like, what wait a minute, if the israelis saying you've been with us for 30 years in the iranian regime at the expense of the? basically what they have said is that if you like it, you can keep it. >> it is a startlingly important point. and that is whether the cold war has been in our history, not only forcing it in conflict, but there is a principle reduction of capitalism and freedom. it is unclear what the values are of this country. and it's unclear what the influences, whatever that may be today when we talk about the peoples republic of china. >> the tragedy is o
islands joe biden declared support for japan. >> we the us ar united states ae concerned about the attempt to change the status quo in the east china sea. he will bring up the island controversy in the leaders in babeijing the u.s. is obligatedy treaty to defend japan and it's at thterritories. >> in thailand another day of the protest in the streets of bangkok. but instead they work together. the police allowing the anti-government protestors inside government headquarters and the prime minister calling on police to refrain from violence demonstrators have been protesting corruption in the government and have called on the prime minister to step down. and in ukraine 300,00 300,000 rd in kiev. they are angry at the president for rejecting closer ties with the european union in favor of russia. secretary osecretary of state ks decided to skip a visit there this week and urged the government to listen to it's people. >> it's 20 minutes to the top of the hour america tonight is coming up joie chen is standing by to tell us what is on her program. >> good evening, john. , nice to see you. >> w
that the telecom infrastructure is critical there. this also comes at the same time vice president joe biden is including stops in both asia and south korea. the white house has not responded to the letter but it could come up in meetings. as for south korea's response, it was actually a subsidiary of seoul-based lg. says the value of the contract has not been determined and they haven't considered ending the contract because of u.s. concern. all they're getting from the company is equipment and they will have no access to network operation. the back to you. >> also tonight, vice president biden and the chinese president met in beijing as tensions over china's decision to enforce a rattled thense zone region. we have the details. >> vice president biden did not directly address china's air defense zone after his meeting but there was little else people in the region have been focused on. they are in the midst of walking a diplomatic tightrope. it is something biden made clear as he sat with xi after the meeting. call complex relationships for sustained a high-level engagement. that is why th
the following day. vice president joe biden met with china's president in beijing earlier today. the meeting was over china's new defense zone that is owned over him and that both japan and china claim to own. biden did not comment on the islands after the first meeting, but said that the chinese leader was candid and constructive. the two are set to meet later today. and a hong kong, look at pollution set to -- at toxic levels. an aging fleet of diesel buses and trucks combined with sunny, dry weather has caused pollution to spike in recent days in the city. speaking of smog, here is a building that eats it. in mexico city, this building can effectively consume the amount of smog produced by 1000 cars per day. it is how a city that was once the world's most polluted is cleaning itself up. ? >> in the city, online retail giant that post move from its headquarters to the center of town. it actually enjoyed something of a renaissance, creating a whole new community in the process. bloomberg checked it out. >> las vegas, always the town where fortunes are won and lost, but few are actually made
fleeing. we will tell you all about it and what happened. plus, joe biden is visiting china right now. this comes at a time of high tension and the vice president is making a big request to chinese students. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? jon: a texas man on the run after police say that he murdered his girlfriend. it was all caught on tape. we have patti ann browne with more on that. reporter: , that is right, he is accused of stabbing his girlfriend and burning her body. eleven days ago he was pulled over in buffalo, texas. it was captured on the police dashboard camera. the officer did not realize that a suspicious man was morgan, but he tried to pull a pistol out from his waistband. during the struggle, police say that morgan had butted him untrendy officer. after falling to the ground, he got up and was able to get away. in a manhunt continues for the fugitive who is al
, the president feels lucky to have had hillary clinton on his team and have joe biden on his team and that is what he is focused on. will do a little up and backion john and then i will get you next. voice of america. >> it was a very heartfelt statement about nelson mandela. she also had this address of human rights the other day. how closely did she consult with the president? >> i know he was aware of it but i don't know how much they talked about it. i know that she felt strongly about the speech and i encourage everyone here who has not seen it to read it. as you expect, because she is the national security advisor of the president, they spend a lot of time together. so i'm sure they discussed it. that she aspect of said as we test the potential for diplomatic resolution on the issue, another key test is whether we begin to see progress in human rights. will that be a separate track completely as the human rights issues are raised at all? or will it be raised over the nowmonth period between and -- >> i think we raised the issue of human rights with regards to iran and other
, and in fact, i think our vice president, joe biden, might be able to teach republicans a few things about running against women. >>> republicans aren't the only ones that have to tread carefully when running against women. let's compare vice president joe biden's performance in his debates in 2008 and in 2012. here he is in attack dog mode against congressman paul ryan last year. >> we have these sanctions in place. it's in spite of their opposition -- >> oh, god. >> they've given 20 waivers to this sanction. under a romney administration, we will have credibility on this issue. >> vice president biden? >> it's incredible. when governor romney's asked about it, he's said, we've got to keep these sanctions. and he's said, you're talking about doing more. are you going to go to war? is that what you want to do? this is a bunch of stuff. with all do respect, that's a bunch of malarkey. >> stuff, malarkey, laughing and mocking, but here he is four years older, shall we say, holding himself back as sarah palin goes on the attack. pay attention to joe biden's face. >> barack obama and senator o
. >> thank you very much. diplomatic turbulence. vice president joe biden's trip to asia and talks with japan and china over disputed air space. >>> and what needs to be done with our rail system following another deadly derailment. >> back to al jazeera. i'm john seigenthaler. here are our top stories. 131 million americans are expected to spend $2 billion by the end of cyber monday. that'that would be a record. online sales are up with web retailers reporting more sales growth than traditional brick and mortar stores. and the white house said hundreds of thousands of americans were trying out the website today. extreme speed is one factor in a train crash in new york. four people died and several injured. joining with us, former secretary transportation under president bush. and mr. secretary, it's good to see you. >> john, it's good to be with you, thanks. what needs to be done to the infrastructure in this country when it tomorrows to passenger trains? >> well, right now i think there is a big difference between the amount of money that's available and the amount of money that is necessar
what remains of more moderate groups on the ground. >> china, joe biden is doing negotiating of his own. visiting south korea and china hosing down tensions. the japanese are worried that the allies may not be working in lock step, and there's talk that this is the start of a cold war mentality in east asia. what do you think we should be doing there. >> people are right to be worried. you have a lot of little i would say, each of which could be a flash point that could put japan, the united states and other ali -- allies on one side. >> you are talking about the islands being disputed territory. >> yes, all the islands that china claims, japan claims, the philippines. you could have an incident in which one side declares an air defense zone, and the other respond aggressively in the view of the first side and you get a spiral of escalation. what is different is in the cold war we had no ties with the soviet union. they were audiologically opposed. they had a closed-off economy, they were politically and militarily opposed. with china, we depend on china. every object we pick up says ma
lights detroit's bankruptcy plan, allowing the city to cut pension plans. >>> joe biden - safety in the sky, a dispute between china and japan. >>> and a report says yasser arafat was not poisoned by radioactive polonium. it it disputes findings that there were high level
say it is unfair to workers and retirees who paid into the system. vice president joe biden was supposed to talk trade on his trip to china, instead it is talking about air space zone. >>> u.s. and other nato leaders are meeting in brussels. the deal would allow u.s. and nato troops to stay in the country until 2014. >>> hezbollah is blaming [ inaudible ] for the shooting of this man outside of his home in beirut. those are the headlines. i'm stephanie sy. $500 per stitch? consider this: how do hospitals th will it get better or worse with obamacare? also, an al jazeera exclusive brings new questions to light over iran's influentialing program. plus the energy drink business is exploding with little regulation. we will hear from a doctor whose new study is adding to growing concerns safety. >>> can you live your life paying for everything by only using online currency? we will be joined by a couple who live in -- or who lived in banking. >>> hello. i am antonio mora. we begin with outrageous hospital bills. the mysterious methods hospitals use often puzzle experts. how can
san francisco. does coincide with a visit to south korea by joe biden, the u.s. vice president. and officials are saying that newman's release was the result of direct contact between washington and pyongyang. biden said it was a good thing the north koreans released someone. they should never have had in the first place. >>> offered him a ride home on air force two but a direct flight to san francisco, his home. so i don't blame him. i would be on that flight, too. >> and the vice president also calling for the release of kenneth bae, another american citizen who is being held by the north koreans. but the news for today really is mer merrill newman. there are some passengers coming through now. i'm not sure if they were on the flight from beijing. i imagine it's literally just getting to the airport right now. stay with us. back to you. >> dominic, thank you very much. we will be keeping close tabs on merrill newman as he arrives at san francisco international airport. if he makes remarks we will bring those to you as they develop. >>> we invite you to join us. former governo
to be on my way. >> joe biden mentioned a second u.s. citizen still imprisoned in north korea. >> they have mr. bay, who has no reason to be held, should be released immediately and we're going to demand his release as well. >> kenneth bay, a career american missionary has been held in nor korea for over a year, sentenced to 15 years hard labor last may for so-called hostile acts against the regime. bay is currently the longest serving american prisoner in the north since the korean war. paula hancocks, cnn, seoul. >> survivors of pearl harbor gathered in hawaii for a special ceremony honoring those killed 72 years ago today. the 1941 attack launched america into world war ii. the crowd observed a moment of silence and then a vintage world war ii airplane flew overhead to break the silence. >> president obama defended his six-month nuclear deal with iran today when he spoke at a prominent d.c. forum. the deal requires iran temporarily cap nuclear activities in exchange for slightly relaxed sanctions. critics suggest they are being unrealistic to think they will give up nuclear capabilities for
the suspension of fighting in 1953. wrapping up his tour of asia, vice president joe biden mentioned bae today while talking about newman's release. >> they have mr. bae who has no reason being held. should be released immediately. we are going to demand his release, as well. at least there is one spot of sunshine today. >> it's 800 to about 1,000 americans go to north korea each year. biden says he played no role securing merrill newman's release. newman's family is urging north korea to release bae so he can join his family. >>> it's now a deadly mix of weather slamming much of the united states. weather related deaths being reported in the midwest and plains regions tonight. in texas, icy conditions proving to be too much for some drivers. it's so much snow it looks like it was shot in black and white. just at this massive backup along i-35 in denton county. takes your breath away. a driver was killed when he lost control of his pick-up truck and it plunged off a bridge into lake louisville. you can see the vehicle being pulled from the water here. tennessee coping with ice and snow. the co
night. >> and vice president joe biden was there. did he have any role in this release? >> it doesn't appear that the vice president had a direct role but cnn is told by a white house official that the white house did have some sort of direct connection with the north korean government, which is unusual because of course there are no formal relations between the two countries and that apparently did result in newman being released. the back story behind that, deborah, will be fascinating. >> all right, dan simon for us there. thanks so much. with newman now free, washington is trying to secure the release of another american being held in north korea. kenneth bay, a christian missionary, has been in custody for more than a year. he was sentenced to 15 years for supposedly hostile activities towards the country. his family released a statement saying we have faith in our government to bring kenneth home. >> survivors of the pearl harbor attack gathered in hawaii for a special ceremony honoring those who were killed 72 yearsing a today. japan's 1941 attack on pearl harbor launched the
's president discussed the plans with u.s. vice president joe biden during his visit last week. the state department has declared itself on the same page as seoul. expanded south korean zone would have nothing to do with maritime jurisdiction, adding it would stay in communication with seoul. south korea has long wanted to extend its air defense zone, three parts of the sea extending into countries of china, japan, and korea. it could set the stage for what nobody wants: an accidental contest and increasingly contested skies. >>> the international community won't accept these new air defense zones according to this expert. >> the military won't avoid it. the americans have already carried on flying their b-52 bombers through it. these unilateral declarations don't go down well in international circles. and people tend ofly through them to make a point. this is a political game being played out. thus far, it's just been played out at that time one level, and as employed, we make sure that it doesn't escalate out of hand. >> the rules are that military and civilian aircraft just carry on a
in northeast asia. >> south korea's president discussed the plans with u.s. vice president joe biden during his visit last week. the u.s. state department has declared itself on the same page as seoul. china release truck driver pictures of military exercises and says it would have nothing to do with mary tierit time jurisdiction. >> south korea has wanted to extend it's air defense zone. it leaves one part of the east china sea with three overlapping zones belong to go china, japan and south korea. the coming days could allow for talks on how to manage such a complex state of affairs. qualityly, they could set the stage for what nobody wants, an accidental conflict in increasingly contested skies. >> earlier, we spoke with brigadier general mark kimmet. here is what he had to say about south korea's claim. >> i think it was a pretty smart move on the part of south korea to make it clear and ex plicit where they believe their territorial rights extend into. that the way, they don't wake up one morning and have china declare an area that they suggest belongs to them, tonal have korea requiring t
in northeast asia. >> south korea's discuss the plans with u.s. vice president joe biden during his visit last week. they have declared itself on the same page as seuol, china has said an expanded south korea ian zone would have nothing to do with maritime jurisdiction. >> south korea has wanted to expand it's zone. china's actions have given it a chance to do that. it leaves one part of the east china sea with three overlapping zones belonging to china, japan and south korea. the coming days could allow for talks on how to manage a complex state of affairs. they could set the stage for what nobody wants, an accidental conflict in infested skies. >>> a team of u.n. weapons inspect orders arrived in iran today. it's the first time they have had access to a nuclear facility in more than two years. president obama has said yesterday the pursuit of a long standing deal with iran is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. iran has agreed to temporarily roll back its enrichment offun rainium which would be used to generate nuclear energy. iran insists it's nuclear program is peaceful. >> we have to n
television stations put out a video of him apologising. >> vice president joe biden and south korea honoured veterans of the korean war welcomed him home and covered him a lift. >> the dprk released someone they should never have had the first place. i offered him a ride home, but there's a direct flight to san francisco. i don't blame them, i would be on the flight too. >> merrill newman praised the deportation, he called on north korea to release kenneth bae. he has been in prison for a year. >> they have kenneth bae who has no reason to be held and should be released immediately. we demand his release as well. >> that sentiment echoed by merrill newman's son. >> we add do not forget ner american, kenneth bae, who is still being held in the dprk and we hope that he, too, will be allowed to rejoin his family. >> merrill newman is expected to arrive in san francisco saturday morning. >> vice president joe biden says he played no direct role in merrill newman's release. >> preparations are under way for the burial of nelson mandela. people are gathering in johannesburg celebrating his life wi
. vice president joe biden with one eye towards a possible 2016 bid is getting the chance to flex his international muscle power in asia. >> the united states has an interest in the lowering of tensions in this vital region. as i believe all the countries in northeast asia share that same interest with us. >> reporter: biden, in crisis manager mode, arrived in tokyo as the region confronts a power grab by beijing. china declared it now controls a vast portion of the air space over the east china sea and remote islands that both china and japan claim. biden will bluntly ask the chinese leaders their military intentions when he stops in china next. u.s. officials worry china's ultimate aim is a confrontation with japan. >> we, the united states, are deeply concerned. by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the east china sea. this action has raised regional tensions and increased the risk of accidents and miscalculation. >> reporter: china is demanding aircraft flying through the zone file flight plans and maintain radio contact. while some u.s. commercial airliners are
. and it will be even better when we have a chance to be back together in a few hours. >> and joe biden in south korea, part of his asian tour offered newman home a flight home on air force two but he newman declined. >>> and sitting in a korean jail after more than a year in captivity. >>> and new video this morning appearing to show two men stealing parts from the porsch porsche's paul walker died in. one of those men 18-year-old jamison witty, posted these photos bragging about the grab. in jail on $20,000 bond. the other man is expected to turn himself in soon. >>> taking a live look at south pfrica where the loss of nelson mandela continuiecontinues. president obama along with president bush and clinton will head to africa for the funeral. mandela died thursday at the age of 95 after a long battle with a lung infection. >>> the grammy nominations are out. justin timberlake and rapper jay-z lead the pack. song of the year, and best new artist is this man. performs at last night's nominations. ♪ say i never failed ♪ >> ooh! 17-year-old newcomer and bruno mars nominations. the 56 awards show air
1972. >>> let's fox fast forward now to some of the big stories coming up. on monday, joe biden begins his trip to asia. the u.s. now playing an active role in a territory dispute between china and japan. >>> and hearing will be held in the botched obama care rollout. >>> and on this day in 1885, a texas pharmacist served up the very first glass of dr. pepper. the inventer liked the way the place smelled. he tinkered with the recipe until he came up with a mixture for the soda fountain. it remains the oldest soft the drink still in mass production. that's how dr. pepper got its start. >>> now huckabee. >>> tonight on huckabee. >> everything's allowed to change their mind. >> charles krauthammer on politics and on what really matters. >> things i find interesting and important in life, chess, baseball, space. >> looking back at a small part of the universe that he created. >> the last plan to walk on the moon joins the governor. >>> the first thing that came out of my mouth was negative. >> how trips to the holy land
president joe biden's week-long trip to asia. biden is in japan for meetings with japanese leaders. he is expected to discuss china, air defense zone claimed by both countries. u.s. planes have flown through that zone. biden will visit china and south kor korea. >>> thailand protests could escalate. one has vowed to escalate and ordered protesters to storm buildings after at least three people have died in the protests. al jazeera florence louis has more on the man leading the charge >> reporter: he is a wanted man for his role in the anti-government protests. but as he greets his supporters, the adulation is apparent. >> he is my inspiration. he brings all of us together. he says his aim is to get rid of the ousted prime minister. he wants to have what is known as the people's council. >> the people in parlorpal got bought their votes. >> toxin and proceed toxin parties have won elections since 2001. opponents deride his policies which favor the rural poor as a form of vote buying. his vision, however, has alarmed academics who see it as undemocratic. >> i think this is very unaccept
up for insurance coverage. >>> overseas, vice president joe biden is in asia trying to ease tensions between japan and china. countries are fighting over a group of islands. in tokyo today, biden said the u.s. stands with japan. those are the headlines at this ho hour. i am john siegenthaler seeing. consider th "consider this" with antone i don't mora is next. you can always get the latest news on acceljazeera.com. we will see you at 11:00 o'clock. >> can getting stitches put you in the poor house? medical costs have skyrocketed with sometimes absurd results. $500 per stitch? consider this: how do hospitals get away with it? th will it get better or worse with obamacare? also, an al jazeera exclusive brings new questions to light over iran's influentialing program. plus the energy drink business is exploding with little regulation. we will hear from a doctor whose new study is adding to growing concerns about the drinks' safety. >>> can you live your life paying for everything by only using online currency? we will be joined by a couple who live in -- or who lived in the brave new w
viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: tensions in the east china sea hovered over vice president joe biden's visit to beijing today. u.s. officials say he and chinese president xi jinping traded arguments over china's new air defense zone around islands that japan also claims. later, in a subdued session with reporters, neither man mentioned the issue. instead, xi emphasized that diplomacy is needed from both the u.s. and china to maintain regional peace. >> ( translated ): both the international situation and the regional landscape are undergoing profound and complex changes. regional hotspot issues keep popping up, and china and the united states shoulder important responsibilities for upholding world peace and stability and promoting human development and progress. >> woodruff: the state-run english newspaper "china daily" was far less diplomatic. in a bluntly worded editorial, it accused the u.s. of casting a blind eye to japanese provocations. the editorial went on to say: "despite trying to present the image of being an impartial mediator, washington has obviously taken japan's
that the vice president, joe biden, has been following this very closely. he was actually in south korea when newman was actually released. this is how he described what it meant to the united states. take a listen. >> there is a piece of good news, the dprk today released someone they should never have had in the first place. but they have mr. bae, who has no reason to be held, should be released immediately, and we're going to demand his release as well. >> mr. bae that he's talking about there is kenneth bae who is a christian missionary who has been sentenced to hard labor. not as easy to release him as it was to release newman. newman was a sick 85-year-old man. kenneth bae, a christian minister, missionary, and the koreans very, very suspect about christianity in north korea. they say it's a potential threat to the control the regime has. so geopolitics playing out there. the family saying they would like to see him home soon but it's going to be a lot longer before he returns. back to you. >> thank you so much. >>> the deadly ice storm is moving across the country right now. in dallas,
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in northeast asia. >> reporter: south korea's president discussed the plans with joe biden during his visit last week and they declared they are on the same page as seoul and china has an expanded south korea zone saying it would stay in communication with seoul. they want to extend the air defense zone and china has given it a chance to do that and leaves the china sea with three overlapping zones belonging to china, japan and south korea and they could have talks how to manage the complex affairs and it could be what nobody wants, a conflict in an increasingly contested skies and harry faucet in seoul. >> this is the first time it was adjusted since it was set up by the u.s. during the korean war this 1951. a week of remembering nelson mandela starting with a national day of prayer. millions packed mosques and churches of all faiths to celebrate the country's first black president, vigils have been held out mandela's home since he died thursday. parliament will hold a special session today in cape town to honor him and they are remembering the man fondly known as mediva and hundreds will
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